I am running Ubuntu Gnome 16.10 (64bit). Gnome-shell version 3.20.4.
When I start my computer, I eventually see GDM3 offering a login prompt, as expected.
After I login, my monitors flash a little (like they're unplugged and then replugged in), and then I am brought to the gnome 3 desktop.
However, if I hit CTRL + ALT + F1, I am brought back to GDM3, offering a login prompt.
If I then hit CTRL + ALT + F2, I am brought back to my Gnome 3 desktop.
So it seems like GDM3 continues to run in TTY1 while the desktop runs in TTY2.
- Is this how things are supposed to work? I thought the desktop was supposed to use the same TTY (or whatever you call it) as the display manager.
- Am I using more graphical resources by having things setup this way?
- Is there a way to have GDM3 pass off the display to Gnome Desktop after I login?
- Is there any advantage do doing #3?